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Urbanization of the Cooksville Creek Watershed in the City of Mississauga (City) has resulted in a number of flood events in recent years causing damage to both private and public infrastructure within the Cooksville Creek Regulatory Floodplain. COLE and its sub-consultants were retained by the City to complete the design and contract administration/ inspection of the Eastgate Park Storm Water Management Facility (SWMF), situated within a 2 hectare recreational park space in a quiet residential neighborhood. The proposed facility will work in conjunction with 12 additional SWMFs, reducing downstream flooding by storing peak flows in the upstream portion of the watershed therefore freeing up capacity downstream.

Design of the facility included two intake structures, and outlet orifice control, and a multi-tiered underground arch chambers system with a total storage volume of 14,000m3. The previous recreational park space above the SWMF was restored, which included a baseball diamond, play equipment and a number of pathways throughout the park. Construction of the facility was completed in August 2018.

The project was awarded the 2018 Ontario Public Works Association Project of the Year Award in the Disaster/ Emergency Construction/ Repair, $2 Million to less than $10 Million category. The award was officially present to the team at the OPWA Annual Conference and Award Luncheon at the end of January.

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